During her 12 years in education, Mrs. Carssow has taught middle and high school social studies, been a Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) master teacher, an English Language Arts and social studies instructional coach, and for the past two years a middle school assistant principal. As a teacher, Mrs. Carssow focused on incorporating novels into social studies instruction. She oversaw the development of an interdisciplinary unit, "Highway across Africa," which included five content areas and involved student presentations to a panel of judges from the school and community, and was the lead teacher for Connally High School's Freshman Academy.
As a TAP master teacher and instructional coach at John B. Connally High School in Pflugerville ISD, Mrs. Carssow field tested research-based instructional strategies and led weekly professional development for teachers. As an assistant principal at Dessau Middle School for the past two years, she has assisted in the school's focus on instruction by overseeing the social studies and ELA departments. She has also guided schoolwide intervention, which has focused on closing achievement gaps. As a result the middle school earned 6 of 7 statewide distinctions in its accountability system in the 2015-16 school year.
Carssow won the Milken Educator Award in 2011 while teaching at John B. Connally High School in Pflugerville.
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